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My doctor called and told me to stop taking the "water pill". Is olmesartan medoxomil a "water pill"?

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I'm takkng olmesartan medoxomil. is that a "water pill"?

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

O have had for 70 years anklosying spondylitis and heart murmur which a doctor recently called "heart failure" albeit I don't like that term. he siad today to stop taking my "water pill'., Is that olmesartan medxomil?

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Hello form JustAnswer. This is Dr. Love.

No, olmesartan medoxomil is not a water pill (also called diuretics). There is a combination pill that adds a diuretic to olmesartan medoxomil, but the olmesartan medoxomil, by itself, is not a diuretic. In the combination pull, the diuretic is hydrochlorothiazide, frequently abbreviated as HCT or HCTZ.

Are you taking any other medicines?

Could the olmesartan medoxomil be the combination product with HCT?

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